The Ultimate Skills Studio

by Sana Tabassum

Create a stronger skill-set and redesign your approach to the next stage in your architectural journey.

Do you feel like university isn’t giving you the practical, tangible and life-long skills you need to enter the professional world? Lack of student support, actionable advice and productive encouragement? – yeah we’ve been there.

In :scale studio you will learn from hand-crafted lessons, fundamental pillars, studio fellows and an exclusive community of like-minded thinkers.



the only skills course you need this summer

The :scale studio is a 3-day live online course where we will teach you how to develop your skills and implement habits that will prepare you for the upcoming journey in your architectural career with the core benefit of working alongside like-minded peers, mentors and a being part of an exclusive community.

This is based on my personal experience and self-development over the past 2 years since graduating from university and building efficient systems, habits and churning out valuable content to help students architect their skills.

The Summer 2022 cohort will be running from July 8th – 10th 2022. Each day will have a core skill that will be developed through a combination of self-paced online content and live workshops.

what's inside

We’ve designed a skills-based journey for 3rd year students and graduates to progressively unlock and develop their skills whilst implementing core habits, routines and a positive mindset. This course will help you optimise your jobseeking journey and put you on the right track to find a job.

DAY 01

Communicate Your Value

DAY 02

Building an Online Presence

DAY 03

Present Your Portfolio


if you've ever thought the following...

then it's time to level up.

the bottom line

Skills are life-long and only compound over time. We’re helping you build the foundations for your future career.

The studio includes access to the course curriculum, exclusive attendance at core learning events, a library of notes and supportive archive material to help you on your transformative journey.

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to offer any discounts or scholarships but you can follow our social media for a free giveaway spot!




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Make an investment into your future with this one-time expense, limited time offer.

please make sure you read the FAQs at the bottom of this page.


meet your studio leader

Sana Tabassum

Sana is a content creator and Part 1 Architectural Assistant based in London. Since graduating from the University of Greenwich, she founded :scale (to-scale), an architecture blog and platform for students and young designers.

The ethos of the platform is to create an inclusive and collaborative archi-community that champions a balance between wellbeing and productivity.

Since beginning her content creating journey, Sana has led a team to self-publish an architecture magazine, over 85 blog posts and recently curated the world’s first architecture convention for a community of over 6000 students, architects and designers.

This year, Sana set up :scale studio to help students prepare for the upcoming academic year by developing and growing their skills amongst like-minded peers and mentors. 

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:scale studio is the systematic process to learn skills that university fails to teach. No hacks, no vague advice, just core lessons and hard work. Perfect for students who are keen about self-development.



who is this course for?

This course is designed for 3rd year architecture students and graduates. We teach a variety of soft skills however our core assignments will be based around building a CV and portfolio and developing the expertise in organisation and habit creation.

who is this course not for?

This course is not for you if you’re not in a position to commit for the course. Although we try not to overload students with information, the assignments and tasks require an aptitude for learning as well as being an active member of the cohort. This isn’t the space to be shy!

I want to learn software

In which case, I suggest you practice a brief or project in your own time. This year we won’t be teaching software skills but instead will be focusing on how to make your existing skills shine and appeal to potential employers.

what if I fall behind?

If you fall behind or can’t make the sessions, you can always recap them via your studio hub – which you’ll have lifelong access to. However we suggest being an active participant to get the most out of the course.

how much time do I need to dedicate?

Although there are no strict timings for the course, we would recommend you attend the Core Learning Events, Workshops and be responsive in our Community Group.

We imagine this should be no more than around 4-5 hours a day.